1 in 2000: Kyle Powell

The Campanile (TC): So how is your day going? Kyle Powell (KP): It’s okay. I mean I’m going to meet my tutor later, nothing really new. So far okay. TC: So you were in the sophomore spirit dance… KP: True. TC: ...

The weighted GPA debate

The Breakdown Palo Alto High School and Henry M. Gunn High School appear to be on the eve of a conclusion to the long evolution of the use of weighted grades on high school transcripts. Grades have been unwei...

The truth about college apps

Nov. 1 —  for any high school senior, the thought of this date is often followed by a surge of anxiety, as it marks the due date for many early college applications. I have been in the college application proce...
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New California sex-education curriculum

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently approved a pair of bills that requires public schools to teach sex-education at least once in middle school and once in high school and to update the curriculum of existing sex-education classes. Among other things, high sc...
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CAHSEE suspended for three years

Effective the 2015-16 school year, the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) will be suspended for three years due to its failure to align with the new Common Core standards, as stated by a recently passed ...

PAUSD enters Future Ready initiative

Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is now part of the White House initiative Future Ready, an initiative wherein school districts aim to prepare students for 21st century challenges. “We joined Future Re...

Grateful Dead

Sixty years ago, when Bill Kreutzmann was in sixth grade at Middlefield Elementary School in Palo Alto, his band teacher kicked him out of the band after the second class for not being able to keep on tempo. However, this was not the end of Kreutzmann’s story...
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Paly should incorporate more AP course options

Palo Alto High School is held in high regard for the education it provides to its students. The key to this extensive education lies in the diversity of subject matter offered and the intensity of each course. ...